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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 08:32:46AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> It's common for e.g. network card manufacturers to provide their images
> on a floppy disk. If ndiswrapper were integrated into d-i, then it would
> be possible to let the user insert the floppy disk provided by the
> manufacturer and make their card work with just that. 

Note though that the code to grab the NDIS driver off the
disk/cdrom/network and install it onto the filesystem would fit precisely
under the "installer package" definition and thus belong in contrib,
even with ndiswrapper in main...

Of course, the d-i support to grab firmware from Debian's non-free or similar
would presumably have the same restriction too.


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